Japan in balancing act with U.S. over sanctions on Myanmar
Note: This article was originally published in Kyodo News on 11 February 2021. Mr Kavi Chongkittavorn was quoted.
With the United States announcing plans to reimpose sanctions on Myanmar over a coup earlier this month, Japan remains cautious about invoking punitive measures against the Southeast Asian country, fearing sanctions may affect Japanese businesses operating there and drive the military closer to China.
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